On January 11 and 18, Join Us for Cajun Dancing

Fall 2017 students follow along as they learn Cajun dancing at a dance hall in Houma, La.
Fall 2017 students learn Cajun dancing during their Louisiana Field Seminar.

This January, Williams-Mystic is delighted to host a Williams College Winter Study course entitled “The Changing Landscape and Musical Geography of the Mississippi River Delta” — and inspired by our very own Louisiana Field Seminar. As part of the course, there are two free, live Cajun music and dance events we very much hope you’ll come out for.

When: 7 pm on Thursday, January 11 and Thursday, January 18

Where: Frohsinn Hall, 54 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT, 06355. (Across from Mystic Seaport’s South Gate; you can park in Mystic Seaport’s South Parking Lot.)

These events are FREE and open to the public.

The band for the first dance (held January 11) will be Jesse Lége and Bayou Brew, one of the most respected, traditional Cajun bands in Louisiana. This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear — and dance to! — some of the best Cajun music being played now.

The band for the second dance (held January 18) will be Marc Bernier and the Mystic Playboys, a ten-piece, all-star band featuring some of the best players in southeastern New England and playing New Orleans R&B, Zydeco, Western Swing, Honky Tonk, and Rockabilly. Laissez les bon temps roulet! (Let the good times roll!)

All are welcome to come dance or listen — there will be a short lesson at the beginning for inexperienced dancers. We hope to see you there!